Children’s Social Care / Case Management & Transition - Personal Advisor – 16+ Team
Under the supervision of Senior Practitioner/Team Manager, offer support to young people leaving care, and those already living independently in the community after leaving care. To work in partnership with other agencies to offer young people a high quality service and enable them to make a successful transition into adulthood, and allow them access to appropriate services.
To offer direct support to young people who live independently, and assist them with issues of accommodation, income, health, education, training and employment. To maintain regular contact with young people and to ensure that they are aware of the anticipated frequency of contact and the service being offered.
To advocate on behalf of young people with other agencies and to assist them in developing their own ability to negotiate with agencies, and others within their community.
To assist young people in maintaining relationships with their family and other relevant people and to increase their ability to understand the nature of relationships. To help young people develop positive relationships with their peers and adults and contribute to the community in which they live. To enable them to acquire adequate practical living skills.
To ensure that plans for young people are reviewed, in conjunction with the allocated social worker, on a regular basis and are adapted to meet the young person’s changing needs ensuring that the details of the plans are carried out and other parties involved in the plan are offering agreed support.
As directed by social workers to ensure that an appropriate assessment of need has been undertaken and where applicable to develop and implement plans for young people who have left care.
To work with third sector agencies in the area and participate in relevant interagency forums.
To assist in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the service being offered to young people and to contribute to the development of the service. To seek the views of young people on the service offered and to represent their views to the authority.
To review the pathway plans for young people eligible for after care services.
QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales or Northern Ireland or predecessor qualification OR
Evidence of study to A Level/BTEC Diploma standard.
Post-holder will be required to undertake a relevant Health and Social Care Qualification at level 4/5.
Knowledge of current Social Services legislation.
Knowledge of statutory responsibilities for children who are looked after.
Experience of working in an organisation whose responsibilities include the care of children.
Experience of undertaking direct work with Children and Young People, particularly those aged 16-25.
Drivers license with access to vehicle.